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Marinette County Sheriff's Office Reports Missing 10-year-old Has Been Found Safe; Suspect in Suspected Child Abduction Has Been Taken Into Custody

 

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10-year-old Brianna Lujan had been missing since Saturday, March 31, 2012.

 

MADISON —  The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office reports Sunday, April 8, 2012 that 10-year-old Brianna Lujan has been found safe, and Arlie Yarbrough has been taken into custody. For further information, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (715) 732-7600. 

 

 

Original News Release

 

The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children & Adults at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the search for 10-year-old Brianna Lujan, who has been missing from Amberg, WI, since Saturday, March 31, 2012.  Investigators believe Lujan, who may go by the alias name Brianna Yarbrough, is possibly in the custody of Arlie Yarbrough. 

 

On April 3, 2012, a felony warrant for Child Abduction was issued for Arlie Yarbrough.  Investigators believe the two may be traveling in a maroon 1993 Ford Explorer with Wisconsin license plates 737 TNZ.  Brianna is Hispanic and White, with brown hair and brown eyes.

 

The DOJ - Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), the DOJ’s Wisconsin Statewide Information Center (WSIC), the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Team Adam from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children also are assisting with this case.

 

Anyone with information should contact the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office at (715) 732-7600. 

 

The Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children and Adults serves as a resource for law enforcement and families in cases involving missing and abducted children and adults.  The Wisconsin Clearinghouse works in conjunction with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and forms part of a nationwide network that works to reunite missing and abducted children and adults with their families.  The Clearinghouse also participates in Wisconsin's AMBER Alert program.

 

The Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children and Adults produced a flier, with photos of Lujan and Yarbrough, for distribution.  It is available at the following link:

 

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